Manna has been in the DR for almost 20 years now. First started by Brian Wallace, with well drilling and hosting groups visiting from the US, the program has grown to include an over-reaching Discipling program, a children's home, a high school, an engaged ministry with a Christian Center in Rio San Juan, a Discipling program in Santiago, and hosting more than 20 visiting US groups per year, among others.
The work in Haiti has been on-going for the last 25 years, again started by Brian Wallace. Brad Gautney and his wife Monica now oversee the school and ministry programs in Haiti.
The work in Swaziland, Africa started about 5 years ago. The work is overseen by Brian Wallace, and is directed locally by Sean and Nicole Boerig.
Manna tries to evaluate the needs of the area, skill sets of those serving, and most importantly listen to God's calling and work in the area we are serving. For the Dominican Republic, it's an all-encompassing Discipling ministry, for Haiti we are primarily supporting an education program, and in Africa our focus is more individual ministries through our missionaries.
We'd love to speak with you about any opportunity you feel you might have in serving with us. We have opportunities that range from financial support, short term opportunities, field support in the US, and longer term programs and opportunities to serve as a missionary. Please get in touch with us if we can answer any more questions about becoming more connected.
Manna is led at two levels. For each country, currently Haiti, Africa, and the Dominican Republic, there is a board member that serves as an officer of the 501c3 organization in the US. This board includes Brian Wallace, Norm Curington and Brad Gautney. However, because of the size of the Dominican Republic ministry, Norm Curington shares oversight and leadership responsibilities with other senior directors including Jill Reese, Don Nickens and John (Shack) Shackelford.
Contact our Administrative Director and she can forward your message to any Manna associate. Generally, (with a few exceptions) if you know the associate's first name, you can email them by the first name, and the "wearemanna.org" ending. For example, email@example.com
If you know the particular area you wish to serve, consider getting in touch directly with that ministry leader, or if you are unsure or want more general information, contact Jacynth, who is our Administrative Director and she can assist you further.
Most Manna projects are funded through sponsoring "partners", individuals, churches, and organizations.
Manna has been blessed to engage a staff of 3 gifted individuals who work full time in creative production for a large scale mega-church in south Florida.
That answer can vary depending on what area you are asking, but generally, our greatest need is more people to come alongside us and join in the work. We are also in need of other physical resources including financial support, specific support for special projects, etc. Please consider joining us in the work of missions throughout the world!